CLUBHOUSE's "Lucky Soul" Is A Twinkling, Tech-y Addiction
CLUBHOUSE make music with texture, feeling, detail, and passion. The Columbus-based electro-pop band don’t have a ton of releases under their belt but the few singles they’ve put out each buzz with the same kind of special energy. It’s like there was never a beginning for CLUBHOUSE, never a practice period. They’ve always been magic.
Last month, CLUBHOUSE returned from a brief hiatus with “Lucky Soul,” a twinkling, tech-y addiction. “‘Lucky Soul’ is about the one person in your life (or no longer in your life) who you made some really great memories with and who helped you through tough times, but at the end of the day it just wasn't meant to be — and that's okay,” CLUBHOUSE tell The Music Mermaid about the track. “Some people aren't meant to be in your life forever. Sometimes, these people come in and out of your life to help you grow as a person.”
This explanation — that concept of movement and growth — is mimicked in the way “Lucky Soul” seems to travel. Though its arrangement remains pretty steady and repetitive in color and tone, the song isn’t static. There’s a ceaseless sort of journeying that happens in “Lucky Soul” in which each member follows each other, tacks on new sonic details, watches an expedition unfold then happily hops aboard. It’s got that punchy earworm quality to it, but it’s never too in-your-face, always merely floating in the hazy cloud it’s conjured. “Lucky Soul” buzzes, glitches, thumps, and twinkles, a magnetic miscellany of the vibrant electro-pop melodies CLUBHOUSE have mastered.